9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Knoxville to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Salt Creek Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and then hike along Second Beach Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Angeles route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Port Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Port Angeles at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Salt Creek Recreation Area ©
Salt Creek Recreation Area

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): meet the residents at Seaside Aquarium, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Cannon Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seaside Aquarium, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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